Windows 10 is celebrating its first anniversary and what better way to do it than with an update full of new features and refinements; here are 5 of Jupiter IT’s favourites:
#1 Search High And Low
You know what the document is about but can’t for the life of you remember what you called it or where you stored it – it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack! The new update now allows you to search document contents! Yippee! As long as your document is stored on the Cloud, the search function will sniff it out.
#2 Come To The Dark Side
The first thing you’re likely to notice about the Windows update is the shiny new light theme but what we really like is the Dark Mode option. If you find yourself squinting at a bright screen at 2 am you can switch to the primarily black dark theme – kinder on your eyes and helps preserve battery life as a little bonus!
#3 Bigger Is Better
You now have much more control over your Start menu; by changing an option in the Personalisation settings, you can now squeeze in more tiles. And the annoying thing where you click on the news story on a live tile, but it takes you to the home page and not the article… that’s been sorted too! Click on a story and you’ll be taken to that story.
#4 Room For All
When an update won’t install due to lack of disk space, where do you even begin to try and clear some? Windows now spare you the trauma as it holds back 7GB of memory and dedicates it to updates. But don’t worry, this isn’t just dead space in the meantime. Windows makes use of it by also using it as a temporary file store; when an update is available, your temporary files will be automatically deleted, saving you the job!
In the pursuit to go password-less, Windows are now offering a different type of login process; you now have the option to link your account to your mobile phone number. Instead of typing a password to log in to your PC, you’ll receive a unique code by text to use as your pass to access your account. We like your cyber-safe thinking Microsoft – we are after all on a pursuit of our own for better cyber security.
So, if you haven’t updated your Windows version yet, you might just want to make the most of what’s on offer and check for a system update now.